Mae scholarship winner announced

Mae scholarship winner announced

GLOCESTER – Mirabelle Bates, of Brooklyn, Conn., is this year’s Killingly High School Mae scholarship winner.

The Mae scholarship is funded by profits from the sales of local author Dick Martin’s book “Mae.” This is the sixth year of the annual award.

“Mae” chronicles the life of L. Mae Martin, whose journey starts in Scituate during the Great Depression. She went on to become a longtime elementary school teacher in Glocester and was chosen as an honorary marshal in the annual Fourth of July Ancients & Horribles Parade for her contributions to the town. The main room in the Harmony Library is also named after her.

Bates intends to be a high school English teacher. She will attend Quinebaug Valley Community College in the fall and transfer to a four-year college after completing her associate’s degree at QVCC.